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IAAF School/Youth Athletics

作者: RDC Beijing | 来源: RDC Beijing | 发布日期:2014-05-02


School/Youth Athletics is an important part of IAAF Athletics World Plan, whose objective is "to make athletics the world-wide number one participatory sport in schools". Due to the different situation among our region, RDC•Beijing has been actively promoting the IAAF Kids Athletics particularly in mainland China.


"China Kids Athletics Research Association" was set up with the cooperation between China Education Ministry and RDC•Beijing in 2006. The first "China Kids Athletics Games" was held in the Bird's Nest National Stadium last year. 


After the efforts of recent years, currently 460 sport teachers have participated in the "IAAF Kids Athletics Instructor Courses". Kids athletics programs have been accepted by about 400 primary schools, with about 400,000 pupils who have been trained and took part in the Kids Athletics competitions in person. The plan for the future five years is that there will be 3,000 - 5,000 primary schools in mainland China involved in Kids Athletics programs. To further motivate and promote Kids Athletics in mainland China, we have successfully applied a research project from China Ministry of Education. It is a national level project named "IAAF Kids Athletics will promote the Physical Conditioning Development of the Pupils in China". This research project is planned to be finished within 2 years.